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Press Release -- June 22nd, 2012
Source: Tata Communications

Tata Communications cooperates with Turkcell Superonline to enable the access to its Tier 1 global internet backbone from Istanbul

Istanbul � June 22 2012 � Tata Communications in cooperation with Turkey’s innovative operator Turkcell Superonline, today announces the enabling of accessing to the Tata Communications’ Tier 1 global internet backbone via Turkcell Superonline’s reliable local and international infrastructure.

Tata Communications operates the world’s largest subsea cable network and a Tier 1 IP network, providing connectivity to over 200 countries across 400 PoPs. Turkcell Superonline will now make available to Turkish carriers and other European and Middle Eastern carriers in Istanbul connectivity to Tata Communications’ Tier 1 internet backbone. This connection will bring with it a broad range of access solutions with port speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s.

The new cooperation between both companies will enable customers and carriers to connect to major global internet exchanges via Tata Communications’ global, high-performance backbone and will also provide diverse and redundant routing options for optimum performance – all of which are backed by world-class 24×7 customer support and an industry-leading service level agreement that ensures optimal service delivery.

Radwan Moussalli, Tata Communications’ Managing Director and Regional Head, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey says, “Tata Communications has the world抯 largest and most advanced global submarine cable network available today, allowing carriers and enterprises to instantly connect anywhere in the world. With Turkcell Superonline’s enabling of access from Istanbul, it will be able to leverage Tata Communications’ vast portfolio of cost-effective services to allow Turkish, European and Middle East carriers to reach all major internet exchanges with our global, high-performance backbone. This will offer world class connectivity to customers here.”

In addition to resilience, service providers purchasing bandwidth from Istanbul will also benefit from the higher speeds and direct regional links offered by the new connection as opposed to having to buy international fibre through a cable network to London or any other city.

“Turkcell Superonline is very pleased to be partnering with Tata Communications to enable the first time direct access to the Tier 1 Global IP Network in Turkey with a seamless connection,” says Murat Erkan, CEO of Turkcell Superonline. “Tata Communications is one of the world’s largest global carriers of international data traffic and is also the only company to boast a wholly owned, complete, cable network ring around the world. Setting up the seamless access of Tier-1 Global IP Network in Istanbul is a significant step in our strategy to make Istanbul the region’s internet exchange centre.”

Turkcell Superonline is promoting Turkey as an intersection point for the global communication network both by supplying all the necessary infrastructures needed in the country and by maintaining international connections with the neighbouring countries and beyond.

“Turkey抯 strategic geographic location makes it an important bridge between the Middle East, Central Asia, and Europe. To utilise this strategic position and to change the traditional silk road into a ‘fibre road’, we have invested in creating a 30,000 km fibre network within the country. We believe our investments together with our new internet accessibility seamlessly connected to the Tata Communications’ network will greatly contribute to the region’s internet services” concludes Erkan.

The cooperation between both companies in Istanbul will offer dedicated international access from Istanbul to Tata Communications’ internet backbone to anywhere in the world.

About Tata Communications Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.

Tata Communications� depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United Telecom Limited)

Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)

About Turkcell Superonline Turkey’s innovative telecom operator Turkcell Superonline is a fully-owned Turkcell Group company. Turkcell Superonline continually invests in new generation fiber optic infrastructures in the advancement of its own. Turkcell Superonline offers ultra-wide broadband services to its residential and corporate customers through its own nation-wide deployed fiber network. The company also provides a full portfolio of wholesale and corporate services such as cloud computing, point-to-point circuits, virtual private networks, datacenter, hosting, security and back-up services. The Company is the first and only telecom operator to provide 1,000 Mbps internet to residentials. Turkcell Superonline is reaching all neighboring countries via its own 30.000kms fiber network, walking towards the vision of “Turning Silkroad into Fiber Road”.

Forward-looking and cautionary statements Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to Tata Communications’ expected financial position, business strategy, the future development of Tata Communications’ operations, and the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications’ network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company’s communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications’ industry; and, in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata Communications’ control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Tata Communications’ various filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.

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